Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you for your interest in my natural health services ....
Now, maybe you're visiting this web site out of curiosity. Some people do especially those who are unfamiliar with naturopathic doctors.
But more likely, you need to improve a health problem and you need the help from someone who has the experience, education and know-how to guide you to accomplish your issue naturally.
If we were sitting face-to-face, chatting in my office, you'd ask me questions. Let me try to answer some of those questions right here:
What kind of health problems do you work with?
Do I have to stop taking my medication?
What is naturopathy and naturopathic medicine?
How many sessions will I need?
How did I become interested in holistic health?
What is the difference in the training that a naturopathic doctor receives versus other health care professionals, such as medical doctors?
Do you work with conventional medical doctors?
How long have I been in practice?
Do you offer house calls?
What are your hours of operation?
Does insurance cover your services?
What forms of payment do you accept?
What are the fees for your services?
Do you offer phone and skype consultations?
Can you perform a corporate program or speak at our facility?
Is my confidential health information protected?
What is your education and training background?
Do you prescribe medications?
Can I bring my family to the visit?
Are nutritional supplements and your mind-body therapies safe?
What Kinds Of Health Problems
Do You Work With?
A good percent of my clients come to me with some sort of chronic health problem they are looking to improve, as you can see in some of my links. I also work with many physical and emotional health problems people face like skin problems (acne, psoriasis, eczema, etc.), osteoporosis, weak immune system issues, etc.
I also provide holistic services for many other issues including: menopause, overcoming fears and phobias, autoimmune problems and much more.
My specialty is my ability to give you clear, credible, scientific natural therapies that work with a wide range of problems and goals, from weekly mind-body sessions to managing stress to complicated nutritional therapies for cancer.
Do I Have To Stop Taking My Medication?
I would never tell you to stop taking your medication. Some people come to me with a goal to get off of certain medication or for an alternative to not begin medication. In these cases, I would need to speak to you to determine many things; is it possible, what medications you are taking, etc. In this situation the best thing for you to do is to contact me.
What Is Naturopathy And
This is such a common question that I wrote a specific webpage for it and a blog article. CLICK HERE to be taken to my Naturopathy webpage or CLICK HERE to be taken to my blog article.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
This question truly depends on what you're looking to accomplish. I generally see people for a one-time session or multiple sessions that can be spaced out from every week to once a month. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about your situation.
How Did I Become Interested In
Like many of the people in this field, I was chronically sick who looked to holistic natural health for help.
I started out as a young kid with many chronic health problems ranging from asthma, allergies, constant colds, anxiety and sinus infections till I became a sicker adult with digestive problems, chronic bronchitis, depression, insomnia and eventually chronic kidney disease leading to dialysis and a kidney transplant.
Throughout this period, I began exploring holistic health which helped alleviate many of my problems. During this time, I began formal training in the holistic health sciences and after my kidney transplant I began private practice.
What Is The Difference In The Training That A Naturopathic Doctor Receives Versus Other Health Care Professionals, Such As Medical Doctors?
The anatomy and physiology training is the same but holistic health takes into account how all the body parts function together and look for the root cause of your problems. From that point, we use natural treatments such as diet, nutritional supplements, herbs, mind-body medicine and lifestyle changes to bring about improved health.
Do You Work With Conventional
Actually, I share an office with medical doctors where we sometimes work together to bring a client to optimum health. I truly believe in Integrative Medicine using the best of both worlds for optimum health and healing. My specialty is to help you with the very best of holistic health and natural therapies.
How Long Have I Been In Practice?
I have been involved in the holistic health field for 11 years and currently in my Paramus, NJ location since 2005.
Do You Offer House Calls?
Yes, if you can not make it to my office I do provide house calls. However, there is an additional charge for travel time. The best thing to do is contact me to discuss your location and if a house call is a good option for you.
What Are Your Hours Of Operation?
I am available for appointments Tuesday through Saturday offering morning, afternoon and evening appointments. You can contact me by phone Monday through Saturday at 201-618-3534 and please leave a message if I don't answer. I will get back to you within 48 hours.
Does Insurance Cover Your Services?
Unfortunately, in the State of New Jersey and New York insurance companies generally do not pay for holistic health, mind-body, alternative medicine or nutrition services.
My services are affordable and I can work on a sliding scale if you qualify. My services can be applied to a Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and I will provide you with any receipt to submit to your insurance company.
What Forms Of Payment Do You Accept?
I accept all forms of payments: cash, check, paypal and all major credit cards. I also offer payment plans.
What Is The Investment
For Your Services?
Yes, notice I said investment. You're putting money into your health so that you will feel happier and healthier. The investment will vary depending on what you are looking to accomplish. Throughout my website, you may see the investment for some services but overall it depends on what you're looking to accomplish. This is discussed over email or on your no-charge initial phone consult.
Do You Offer Phone And
Yes, I often perform phone and skype consultation for people who are out of the area or can't make it to my facility.
Can You Perform A Corporate Program
Or Speak At Our Facility?
Yes, I performed corporate programs for a variety of topics and spoke at many groups over the years. Whole foods, Vitamin Shop, Health Food Stores, education facilities throughout New Jersey and New York, yoga centers, etc. Contact me so we can discuss what you are looking for and how I can make the perfect fit. Also, click on my seminar's page to see some of the programs I have to offer.
Is My Confidential Health Information Protected?
Absolutely, I follow all HIPPA Health Information Privacy rules. Your information will never be sold, rented or seen by anyone else.
What Is Your Education And
I hold a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Doctorate degree in Naturopathy. I have additional certifications and training in Clinical Nutrition, Holistic Nutrition, Herbs, Counseling, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Biofeedback, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Homeopathy, Detoxification, Traditional Talk Therapy, Personal Training, Alternative Cancer and Kidney care along with other holistic sciences.
Do You Prescribe Medications?
No, I do not prescribe medication. I only recommend natural therapeutics that support your body in the healing process.
Can I Bring My Family To The Visit?
Yes, you can bring whoever you like to your visit. Often family members and friends will accompany clients of mine to their visits.
Are Nutritional Supplements And
Your Mind-Body Therapies Safe?
Generally, all the nutritional supplements, mind-body therapies and recommendation are safe when used properly and under proper guidance. All recommendations are checked against your medications, your health history and any other issue where an interaction is possible.
If you have an immediate need for a holistic health specialist, call me right now at 201-618-3534 or e-mail me the details at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge to discuss your issue with you and give you an idea on how to move forward. And there is no obligation to buy.